Roshan Thiran is the Founder and CEO of Leaderonomics, a social enterprise dedicated to providing access to leadership development to everyone of all ages in developing nations across Asia Pacific. Leaderonomics has grown into one of the largest social enterprises and has built numerous impactful ‘social’ initiatives including DoGoodVolunteer.com, DIODE, Dropzone, Leaderonomics’ Club, LeaderonomicsTV and other social work.
Roshan began his career with Exxon-Mobil in an operational role. He later moved to General Electric (GE) and began his GE career at GE Investments in Stamford, CT, USA leading the start-up efforts of a mutual fund as an Investment Analyst. He was later drafted into GE Capital’s Financial Management Program (FMP) and had a number of Finance assignments with various GE Capital businesses, GE International in Shelton CT and also leading an integration effort at GE Global Compression Services in Dallas, TX.
Roshan then joined National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) at its Rockefeller Center, New York City hub as News &amp; Sports Analyst responsible for 6 news programs, The Today Show, Dateline, and Sunrise and lead the MSNBC cable network start-up efforts. He was part of numerous media initiatives at NBC Universal helping drive growth.
Roshan then moved to London, UK, to take on a cross-functional pan-Europe role for GE Capital Europe focusing on acquisition and integration of operations and processes across Europe and the US. Roshan returned to the US in 1998 to join GE Corporate Initiatives Group (CIG), GE’s think-tank, and later took on the role as project manager of global Y2K efforts.
In April 1999, Roshan moved to Malaysia as CFO &amp; Executive Director of GE Engines Services Malaysia (GEESM). Roshan helped grow GEESM 5 times in 2 years and helped in its successful turnaround, including enabling it to be “best-in the world” in a number of areas. In 2001 Roshan took on a leadership development role with GE Crotonville as a Learning Leader, spearheading the training and leadership development efforts in Asia Pacific and Australia.
In 2003, Roshan took over as Director of HR Asia Pacific, overseeing Finance organizations across Asia. In 2007. Roshan moved out of GE and took a role as the Director of Global Talent Management for Johnson & Johnson. He supported J &amp; J’s global emerging leader programme design and implementation and the Global Succession Planning and Performance Management projects. He was also instrumental in driving talent management processes across Asia.
He has won numerous awards in business, HR and leadership development, including a Global HR award and the Malaysia HR Leader Award. Roshan currently hosts his own TV show and also writes a few newspaper columns and has his own weekly radio segment. He is a key thought leader in the field of leadership and business and frequently speaks at global conferences.
EVA CHRISTODOULOU is a Masters of Arts and Masters of Research graduate in the Political Science field. After working in a public policy think tank and with much experience in academic research, she joined Leaderonomics where she was acting as assistant editor for the myStarjob career, personal and leadership development guide appearing in The Star newspaper every week.
Her exploration of a wide variety of topics in the areas of career, personal and leadership development, have led her to take on a role as a Learning and Development Specialist, in which she designs customised long term programme frameworks aimed to help individuals take their development to the next level. In this new role, she identifies key areas of groups of people that need to be addressed, and puts together creative solutions including formal classroom training, simulations, reading assignments, live projects, mentoring sessions, coaching, and many other ways of expanding the individuals’ growth.
Ang Hui Ming began her career as an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia after which she joined FMP i.e. GE’s elite leadership development. During her FMP tenure, she took on various Finance roles working in diverse locations and GE businesses including GE Engine Services Malaysia, GE Engine Services Strother (Kansas, USA), GE Capital Thailand in Bangkok and a cross functional role in Corporate Learning Services Asia, supporting leadership development programs and processes across Asia Pacific.
Upon graduation from the FMP program in early 2002, Hui Ming took on the challenge of starting up the Shared Services Operations in Malaysia in her new role as Shared Service Business Leader for GE’s Global Business Services Operations. Under her management, the business grew significantly, and the number of employees tripled and earning a number of awards in the process. In 2004, she took on a cross functional role as the Corporate Finance HR Leader for South East Asia. In this role, she designed and implemented training and development programs from entry level to senior levels of the organizations. One of the programs she developed, NFEO, became a global best practice which was adopted across Asia and Europe.
In early 2006, Hui Ming assumed the role of Asia HR Leader for Oil &amp; Gas and had responsibility for all Oil &amp; Gas entities across Asia Pacific, and was in charge of regional HR management and supporting people development for GE’s Oil &amp; Gas employees in Asia Pacific.
She graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance. She is certified in a number of training programs including Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, Change Acceleration programs, including GE CAP, Facilitation Skills, WorkOut, Program Design and a number of other leadership development programs.
Hui Ming enjoys creative arts, music, reading and spending time with family &amp; friends.
Cheng Yee is part of the Corporate Service team in Leaderonomics, focusing in engaging clients to identify solutions in building leaders and in the development of corporate employees.
She has more than 6 years’ experience in Human Resource with in-depth experience in recruitment, compensation & benefits, HRMS (Human Resource Management System) and Competence Development. Started off her career as an intern in the Talent Acquisition at Deloitte Kassim Chan and as a HR International Management Trainee in Jotun, Cheng Yee has developed into an all-rounded HR. She is certified in Cut-e, using psychometric assessment and certified as a HAY Job Evaluator. She has a wide international experience being in the South-East Asia & Pacific Regional HR team, as well as working in Dubai, overlooking a branch office in Qatar.
She has earned her degree in Psychology from University of Kent and her Masters in International Health & Management from University of Aberdeen. Cheng Yee is passionate in working with people and making an impact into people’s lives.
Connie is part of the BE Team which runs strategic projects at Leaderonomics. She gets excited when she learns new ways of doing things or when she creates value for others.
After graduating with a degree in Economics and Actuarial Science from the University of Southampton (UK), Connie was at Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s investment division for 3 years. She was heavily involved in monitoring the financial performance of its investments, and also in identifying industry trends. Her role included putting together strategies for Khazanah’s media and telecommunications investment portfolio. Outside of her corporate life, she enjoys visiting cafés for their desserts, playing badminton and helping someone with Math.